Nutrigenomics is the study of how diet interacts with your genes and
how individual genetic differences can affect the way you respond to
vitamins, minerals, and compounds in the foods we eat.
Genes are not your destiny; they are your blueprint.
The scientific study of individualized genetics and nutrition is known as nutritional genomics or “nutrigenomics”. Nutrigenomic testing accurately identifies each patients’ genetic protein variations to identify sites of metabolic weakness. These key proteins are involved in enzyme conversion, nutritional delivery and signaling pathways in the cell. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) can affect a persons ability to regain and maintain their metabolic functionality. Abnormalities in specific SNPs can negatively affect many physiological and metabolic processes. Overcoming these metabolic weaknesses with the right foods, nutrients, environmental changes allows each patient to overcome their genetic weaknesses (SNPs) and maintain optimal health.
Keep in mind that just because a person has a genetic variant (weakness), it does not mean they have or will have a disease. It just means they have a predisposition for a condition due to degraded capability, if exposed to the right environment, the defective gene may be responsible for the patient becoming ill. Think of a Genomic SNP like a crack in the foundation of a bridge. When it's repaired it works well. Nutrigenomic testing helps identify the cracks in the foundation before they present as disease.
Nutrigenomic Testing evaluates nearly 100 clinically relevant genes to provide you information on potential health susceptibilities so you can make dietary and lifestyle adjusts to protect your health long term.